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Formed: 2001
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

In early 2001, vocalist Tim Lambesis began writing music and lyrics for what would become As I Lay Dying. After meeting up with guitar player Evan White and drummer Jordan Mancino the group decided to move forward as a three piece. A month later they hit the studio to record “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” released on Pluto Records in June 2001. Following its release, the band completed a number of tours. Through persistence and hard work “Beneath the Encasing of Ashes” became the top selling Pluto release.

Ready to move forward, As I Lay Dying recorded five songs for a split release with American Tragedy. The evolved follow up caught the attention of a number of people including various record labels. After a 70-day summer tour, the band came home to prepare for the things ahead. In March of 2003 As I Lay Dying signed with Metal Blade Records while recording a full length entitled “Frail Words Collapse.”

This 12-song release features dynamic improvements in both songwriting and musicianship. “Frail Words Collapse” (July 1, 2003) is full of brutal and emotionally driven songs that transition seamlessly from precise melodies to neck snapping rhythms.

With the rigorous tour schedule a new record demands, Tim Lambesis and Jordan Mancino decided to solidify the lineup. After touring with a number of fill ins, As I Lay Dying became complete with the addition of musicians Clinton Norris, Phil Sgrosso, and Nicholas Hipa.

Latest As I Lay Dying News

Below is our complete As I Lay Dying news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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More Download Fest Confirmations Announced

More acts have been confirmed for Download Festival, which takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th June, at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

New for the Main Stage on Saturday are Anthrax, Alter Bridge, and Bowling for Soup, while new for Sunday are Nightwish, and Killswitch Engage.

There's also new bands for the Snickers Stage, with the Bled added for Friday. Saturday has added Meshuggah, Unearth, and Every Time I Die, and Sunday has added DKT/MC5, Lacuna Coil, Caliban, and As I Lay Dying.

These join bands previously announced, including Feeder, Garbage, Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, System of a Down, Slipknot, Mortorhead, and more. Click here for the full day and stage listings (so far) - more bands will be added in the coming weeks.

Three-day tickets are on sale, priced at £105, with camping costing an extra £22.50 (and with parking thrown in). Those not camping will (if required) need to buy an extra ticket to park their car, costing £5 if bought at the same time as festival tickets, or costing £10 on the day. Click here to buy tickets.

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?

Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."

Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...

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First Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

Some Ozzfest 2005 dates have been confirmed while others are still rumoured.

The confirmed dates so far:
July. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Music Center
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheater
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion

Subject to change:
Aug. 4 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 6 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre

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More Ozzfest Confirmations And Rumors Released

ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING have secured three non-rotating slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Other acts believed to have been confirmed for the second stage include THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and BURY YOUR DEAD.

Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in the running for the festival's main stage are BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and the classic "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. Other rumored main-stage acts are MEGADETH, DISTURBED and SHADOWS FALL.

As reported here on Monday, an Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and dates for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March."

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As I Lay Dying Choose New Album Title

As I Lay Dying have chosen "Shadows Are Security" as the title for their upcoming new album which they recently finished recording. The outing will see a June 14th release date through Metal Blade.

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As I Lay Dying, Throwdown, All That Remains Tour

Most of the schedule has been set for the upcoming As I Lay Dying, Throwdown, and All That Remains tour. Here are the dates:

3/24 San Luis Obispo CA @ Trinity Hall
3/25 Lancaster CA @ Mr. Q's Billiards
3/26 Fresno CA @ Big Game Studios
3/27 Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk
3/28 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
3/29 Vancouver CA @ Richard's On Richards
4/6 Thunder Bay CA @ Warp 9

dates w/ Winter Solstice
4/8 London CA @ The Embassy Hotel
4/9 Ottawa CA @ Babylon
4/10 Montreal CA @ El Salon
4/12 Latham NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/15 Louisville KY @ Headliners Music Hall
4/16 Huntington WV @ HYAMP
4/17 Richmond VA @ Alley Katz
4/20 Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown
4/21 S. Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
4/23 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Club
4/24 Erie PA @ Forward Hall
4/25 Grand Rapids MI @ The Intersection

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As I Lay Dying Upcoming Trek Dates

Dates have been announced for As I Lay Dying's upcoming run with Throwdown and All That Remains, the schedule is as follows:

March 24th San Luis Obispo, CA - Trinity Hall
March 25th Lancaster, CA - Mr. Q's Billiards
March 26th Fresno, CA - Big Game Studios
March 27th Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
March 28th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 29th Vancouver, CA - Richard's On Richards
April 06th Thunder Bay, CA - Warp 9
April 08th London, CA - The Embassy Hotel
April 09th Ottawa, CA - Babylon
April 10th Montreal, CA - El Salon
April 12th Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
April 15th Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
April 16th Huntington, WV - HYAMP
April 17th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
April 20th Farmingdale, NY - The Downtown
April 21st S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
April 23rd Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
April 24th Erie, PA - Forward Hall
April 25th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Winter Solstice will also be joining the bill on all dates from April 06th through to April 25th

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As I Lay Dying Set Release Date For New Album

As I Lay Dying are now plotting a June 14th release date through Metal Blade for their as-yet untitled new album which they have been hard at work on as of late.

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As I Lay Dying Enter Studio

As I Lay Dying are currently tracking the vocals for their upcoming as-yet untitled new album. The effort is expected out through Metal Blade in June and more info on it can be found over at www.asilaydying.com. In other news, the band will embark on a North American tour with Throwdown this spring.

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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:

Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...

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Demon Hunter Wins HM Magazine's Band Of 2004

HM Magazine have tallied votes by readers who chose their favorite musical acts from 2004.

HM Magazine Readers' Poll 2004 winners (look for the list of runner-ups in the March/April issue of HM Magazine, sometime in late February):

Favorite Band: Demon Hunter
Favorite Live Show: Blindside
Favorite Album: "Summer of Darkness," Demon Hunter
Favorite Song: "Not Ready To Die," Demon Hunter
Favorite New Band: The Chariot
Favorite Indie Band: Disciple
Favorite Singer: Christian Lindskog, Blindside
Favorite Guitarist: Jason Truby, P.O.D.
Favorite Bassist: Traa Daniels, P.O.D.
Favorite Drummer: Jordan Mancino, As I Lay Dying
Favorite Lyricist: Andrew Schwab, Project 86
Favorite Album Cover: Summer of Darkness, Demon Hunter
Favorite Article: "Underoath Tour Journal," David Allen

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"Eye For An Eye" DVD Tracklisting Revealed

Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye for an Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" (view cover) on February 21st, 2005 in Europe.

Name it the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Emocore, Screamo, Mathcore or whatever – this is just a collection of modern bands that share their true love to Hardcore or Metal music. And it's simply a collection of some of the best music videos that came out during the past two years, you might not see on every music TV channel.

Check out www.eyeforaneye.info for a video trailer, an interview with God Forbid, greetings from Unearth, releaseparty dates and a competition.

"Eye for an Eye" tracklisting: More...

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As I Lay Dying Begin Recording New Album Today

As I Lay Dying begun recording their new album today, while a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the group look to have chosen Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it next month. A release later this year through Metal Blade is expected.

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Throwdown Name Album, Plan Release And Tour

Throwdown are now eyeing "Vendetta" as the tentative title to their forthcoming new album, which they will be recording this February with producer Zeuss (God Forbid, The Red Chord, Hatebreed) at the helm. A July release date through Trustkill is currently expected. In other news, the band will soon be mapping out dates for a six week North American trek alongside As I Lay Dying which is expected to kick off in March. More details will be unveiled shortly.

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As I Lay Dying Ruling Europe

Their first three European shows were a huge success for As I Lay Dying. The band played three headlining shows in Holland and Germany. They enjoyed great turnouts and unbelievable reactions from the audiences. 200 people in Arnhem, 400 and something in Berlin, and over 500 in Karlsruhe screamed, danced and stagedived to the songs of AILD. “The folks in Berlin experienced some of the most brutal pits the German capital has ever seen”, says an attendant of that particular show!

Right now AILD are supporting Lamb of God on their UK tour before they get back to the States to start the recordings for the long awaited new album!

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Shadows Fall On Japan's Extreme The Dojo

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall's show tonight (November 22) at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, Michigan has been cancelled. There will be no rescheduled date.

Shadows Fall played in Japan for Extreme The Dojo with Killswitch Engage and Caliban last year and can't wait to get back. Here are this year's dates:

Feb. 7 Tokyo Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 9 Osaka Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 10 Nagoya Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying More...

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Bleeding Through & As I Lay Dying Support Danzig

Bleeding Through and As I Lay Dying will be the support bands for the two special Danzig shows in Las Vegas on December 28th and Los Angeles on December 30th. For each show, Danzig will be performing a special Misfits set with Doyle for each show.

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Lamb Of God To Embark On U.K. Tour

Lamb Of God will be embarking on a U.K. tour this December. So far the following dates have been announced:

Nov. 29 – Oxford, UK @ Zodiac
Nov. 30 – Manchester, UK @ University
Dec. 01 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 02 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
Dec. 03 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
Dec. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Dec. 06 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 07 - Cardiff, UK @ Ifor Bach
Dec. 08 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 09 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Dec. 10 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler

Support at the shows will come from Throwdown and As I Lay Dying.
Lamb Of God will be touring in support of their latest album, "Ashes of the Wake", which was released last month through Epic Records. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" was produced by Machine (White Zombie, (Hed)P.E., Pitchshifter, One Minute Silence) and includes guest appearances by former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and ex-Testament axeman Alex Skolnick.

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As I Lay Dying To Record New Album

As I Lay Dying are looking to spend the next few months writing new material for their next album which they will begin recording late this year/early next year. While a producer for the effort has yet to be announced, the band have lined up Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage) to mix it in February. A release through Metal Blade is expected in the spring/early summer.

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